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Monday, September 4, 2006

Coming Up

I'm starting to feel better. Finally. That was one doozy of a head cold, let me tell you. It turned my fun 3 day weekend into 5 days of house arrest and major Kleenex abuse.

One thing that has been very nice about it all, however, is the fact that
the weather has made a marked turn to the cool side (it's probably just
a short tease, but I'm grateful for the whore). I am always oh-so-happy
about cool weather, as are the cats. The windows have been open,
yawning in the much welcome bit of non-machine-produced coolness and
the cats have been eating it up by squeezing in as close to the window
screens as they can get. (Oh my god. A spider just crawled into the
keyboard - into the cracks between the keys. I am so freaked out to
keep typing because he could pop back out and touch me at ANY second.

The bit of cool sparked my creative side despite my languor. So I took a glass jar out of the recycling bin, added a bit of origami paper, an old metal button and some wire and came up with this. Let's call it a Found Object Candle Holder. Not difficult, but for a sick person it's something, right?

Found object candle holder

The next day's creative burst didn't end so well. I decided to get out my knitting
project that I started over a year ago when we lived in Chicago. It was my first non-scarf attempt (and a noble attempt it was). I decided to try my hand at a blanket - a blanket for Cletus. (That's my future fetus's name, in case you were wondering. No, I have no news for you, don't get excited.) I chose a pattern that had some twists and braids and all sorts of fun texture, but the trouble is? I kinda forgot how to use a circular needle in my year plus hiatus from the craft. So I screwed it up and had to take it all apart.

Before sick crafter:

First attempt at knitting a blanket

First attempt at knitting a blanket

After sick crafter:

First attempt at knitting a blanket

I started one all over again, this time with a less time-consuming, but still interesting pattern. Hopefully the results will be a bit better!

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 9:24 AM

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